Company was bought by Facebook for $ 1 billion.
application lets you apply filters on photos and share them.
The Android version of the application Instagram reached 5 million downloads in less than a week after its release. The program,which was bought by Facebook for $ 1 billion , was released last Tuesday (3) users for Android, Google’s operating system .According to the Instagram page of Google play store ( go here ), the facilities of application are between 5 million and 10 million downloads. Until Monday night (9), the number was in the range between 1 million and 5 million.
Previously, only users iOS, Apple could use the application. According to the site “The Next Web,” Instagram for the iOS platform took six months to reach 5 million users. The application, which lets you apply filters to your photos and share them on social networks, has announced its purchase by Facebook in the second Monday (9) in a deal estimated at $ 1 billion. Considered as the “application of 2011″ by Apple, the free program for mobile and tablet have had at least 30 million downloads.
Users of the Android Instagram have almost all functions of the IOS, but tools such as “blur”, which leaves some parts of the picture out of focus. The mode of selection of photos that will receive the filters is also different – changed the choice between an image and a gallery of photos made on time.
Purchase by Facebook
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Monday (9) in his profile on social network, the purchase of Instagram. According to Facebook, Instagram was valued at $ 1 billion, to be paid in cash and stock of the social network.
In his statement, Zuckerberg made it clear that Facebook does not plan to make other acquisitions like this and that is the first time that the social network buys a product and a company with many users. “Providing the best experience of sharing photos is one of the reasons why people love Facebook and we knew it was worth joining the two companies.”
The Instagram lets you share photos on various social networks including Facebook and Twitter. For Zuckerberg, this possibility is the “important part of the experience.” “We plan to maintain these characteristics can post photos on other social networks, as well as the ability to not share their pictures on Facebook Instagram, and the ability to have followers and follow people apart from their friends on Facebook,” he said.